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2 days
Prep: 15 min. |


  • 1 matjes herring per person (soused herring, a raw herring in mild brine)
  • tart apple
  • pickled beets
  • cornichons
  • shallot
  • roast pork, sliced (or chicken/turkey breast)
  • lingonberry preserve
  • crème fraîche
  • salt & pepper
  • dijon mustard
  • bay leaf, allspice, pimento


  1. The herring should definitely be the predominant ingredient, so use all other ingredients in proportion.
  2. Put crème fraîche and lingonberry preserve into large mixing bowl.
  3. Chop the apple, beet, cornichons, shallot and cold cuts and add to the bowl.
  4. Add djion mustard, salt & fresh ground pepper to taste and mix well.
  5. Add bay leaf, allspice and pimento, cover the bowl (or fill into sealable jars) and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight – or better yet for a day or two.